Hysterical! Feisty! Adore her!"- Eve Ensler; "Amazing..a Lesbian Lenny Bruce" - Robin Williams; "A Latina Lily Tomlin" - Herbert Siguenza; "A Lesbian Larry The Cable Guy" - Barry Walters.
"One to watch ...a jolt of theatrical electricity" - New York Times; "Hilarious" - LA Times; "Gomez beguiles" - Time Out NY
In LONG ISLAND ICED LATINA, Gomez pours a long tall drink of cultural confusion, chronic virginity and mother daughter instability. Mixing theatrical physicality and stand-up comedy candor, she begins by recounting a hilariously dark memoir of the only brown girl in a white high school before switching gears to deliver an intoxicating manifesto for Latinos who can’t speak Spanish, suck at Salsa, and suffer from Blonditis. “We’re everywhere.” Gomez claims “And we vote!”
An earlier workshop production of LONG ISLAND ICED LATINA sold out at Joe’s Pub in New York in 2008. It has also been presented at the Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana and here at The Marsh last May. This is the final workshop production of LONG ISLAND ICED LATINA before it premieres at the 2009 South Beach Comedy Festival in conjunction with Miami Light Project. Gomez’s first solo play Memory Tricks premiered at the Marsh in 1991 and she has been a close friend of The Marsh ever since.